Carrie12345 Posted July 15, 2009 Share Posted July 15, 2009 I'm trying to figure out what to do with almost-11yo ds. He was taking private lessons in a music store for just under a year (we're on a 2 month break) and he's definitely a favored student. We've formed a close relationship with his teacher and the store owners, who are willing to offer a discount if/when the girls begin lessons. Ds is very talented. Maybe not scary-genius talented, lol, but he can read music and play it easily, as well as play completely by ear. We had signed him up for lessons when he called us into his room to listen to him play Dream On, which he had only heard like twice. With chords. He enjoys the lessons he takes, and they've helped him to understand the basics. But there are no real *goals* set. No performances or anything. To me, music lessons are basically about fun, not concerts or a future career. But I do feel like ds has the potential to take this talent... somewhere. On the other hand, we absolutely do not have the room right now for a "real" piano. He practices on a 70-some-odd key electric keyboard (See, I know nothing about music). It's not like we can realistically create a virtuoso 'round here. Should I look for an actual music school? Should I look for one at a later date? And what should I even be looking for in a music school? Or can I still be a not-terrible mom if we just keep paying/playing for the fun of it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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